Who is Eddy Smits?
I was born in Hasselt, Belgium, in 1968.
I grew up as an only child. Trouble started when I went to secondary school
I became a very unhappy child that couldn’t understand the world. I didn’t fit in.
I had no confidence in myself what so ever.
I’ve always had a burning desire for acceptance, being loved, and being understood so that I could fit in somewhere. Because I couldn’t find that in my environment, I probably became an artist so I could express myself in a way I wouldn’t be judged.
But being an artist meant, it was essential that my confidence was SKYHIGH!
I didn't have a girlfriend and felt unhappy all of the time. I couldn't even look people in the eye. But still I wanted to be an artist and entertain people!
I decided to pursue my passion and dreams. Suddenly I found a way to express myself and finally I did something loved. I sold my BMW and invested all my money into my newfound business.
For the first in a long time, I felt really confident. It wasn't easy but I found my path.
My self-confidence grew overnight and guess what? I was invited to audition for playing a character in a vacation parc. That was right up my alley!
I even met my first wife there. Things started to improve and my happiness finally reached an acceptable level.
Only because I decided to chase my dream and work on my confidence.
It was hard. I won’t lie to you. But the reward was priceless and good things kept on coming my way.
I had a loving relationship, became a stepfather from a very sweet daughter and I started to get good in what I was doing. I took several classes and through all this education I kept improving myself.
I even got an invitation to a new challenge. Out of several people I was chosen to start working as a hospital clown and did this work for more than 10 years.
Being a hospital clown takes an enormous amount of confidence!
After my years as a hospital clown, I wrote a book and this book became the blueprint for my coaching business and my life in general.
Until now I still use the principals of the book whenever I feel stuck or when I feel my confidence diminishing.
Sure, life threw me some curveballs. I lost my passion in my work, I broke up a 20-year relationship, I lived in Africa for a while, and started a coaching business from scratch.
Thanks to my confidence I could achieve all this!
Confidence is a superpower. Once you start believe in yourself, the magic starts happening!